The Orthodox Churches
The Holy Father's recent visits seem to point to a development in Catholic-Orthodox
relations. The items on this new section provide a starting point.
It has been suggested to me that some people are unfamiliar with the apostolic letter Orientale Lumen
and encyclical letter Redemptoris
Mater so I have included the full text of the former and relevant excerpts
from the latter. Please note that any mistakes in the papal documents seen here are probably my own! I will be
grateful to receive suggestions for further material for this section. I wish to avoid duplicating what other people
are doing so I will be more than satisfied to provide links elsewhere where necessary.
Apostolic letter Orientale Lumen
Encyclical letter Redemptoris Mater (Excerpts)
The Ecumenism of Redemptoris Mater and Mulieris Dignitatem by Mary Shivanandan
A Catholic View of Orthodoxy by Aidan Nichols OP
The Contribution of James Likoudis
This Version: 17th June 2001